posted Sun, 17 Oct 2004
This is such a great idea! They've installed a cell phone jammer at this church in Mexico. Too bad cell phone jammers are illegal in the US. A priest at the Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Monterrey asked a friend to bring him a cell phone jammer from Israel. He was tired of cell phones ringing during mass. I can’t find a link to the AP story by Olga Rodriguez, but here’s a quotation:
“’Whenever there was a wedding cell phones would ring every five minutes,” sid Bulmaro Carranza, a parish clerk. “It was a real problem because there were times when even the groom would forget to turn his cell phone off.’”
(Here is a link to the CNN story. It’s not as good as the AP one, but it’s all I could find online.)
The jammers were developed by Israeli counterintelligence. The Indian parliament uses them during sessions to keep politicians from answering their phones during meetings. Italian universities are using them to keep students from cheating on tests by sending text messages or taking photos of the tests. Japan is allowing movie theaters (yes!!!) to install them.
I want to know where W and the Johns stand on this issue. Cell phones – annoying cell phones (if that is not a redundancy) – are an issue that affect me every single day. I put the thoughtless users of cell phones in the same category as the people who want to cut line on the highway. You should be able to shoot with impunity.
The end of the line
11 months ago